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It's Day Two of the Republican convention in Cleveland. We hear about yesterday's highlights and lowlights and hear what's likely in tonight's prime-time production. 

Later on the program, Donald Trump's ghostwriter calls him a "sociopath" who should not be in the White House.  

Photo: Melania Trump (L) and Rudy Giuliani (R) address the RNC

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Paul von Zielbauer
Sasa Woodruff
Gideon Brower
Katie Cooper

15,000 Education Staffers Suspended in Turkey's Post-coup Wake 6 MIN, 12 SEC

Turkey is still coping with this weekend's attempted coup and, today, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s suspended more than 15,000 educators, creating a sense of panic about what might happen next. Kim Deen, a reporter based in Istanbul for the Middle East Eye, has the latest.

Guests:
Kim Deen, Middle East Eye (@kimkdeen)

Can the Trump Family Reality Show Unify the Republicans? 34 MIN, 6 SEC

The first day of Donald Trump's nominating convention was short on policy but long on a Dystopian view of America in 2016 — and there was no doubt about who was getting the blame. Tonight, House Speaker Paul Ryan gets his turn to rally a divided convention behind a candidate many delegates don't support. Trump's own role has been compromised by evidence of plagiarism in his wife's speech and his Fox News interview that upstaged the convention. Chris Christie and Ben Carson will continue the dark theme of American decline. Will delegate spirits get a lift from two of Trump's children? We get a preview of the politics -- and the prime-time entertainment.

Special thanks to WCPN-Ideastream in Cleveland, Ohio.

Guests:
Jenna Johnson, Washington Post
Ted Johnson, Variety (@tedstew)
Luis Alvarado, Familias Unidas de California PAC (@latinostrategy)
E.J. Dionne, Brookings Institution / Washington Post (@EJDionne)
Scott Hawkins, Utah delegate

More:
Jenna Johnson on Trump's inability to yield the spotlight
Ted Johnson on RNC Chair Reince Priebus and Melania Trump's speechwriter
Dionne on Day One of the RNC and Team Trump’s verbal slugfest

Why the Right Went Wrong

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Trump Ghostwriter Regrets All 9 MIN, 25 SEC

In 1987, the bestselling book The Art of the Deal made America see Trump as a charmer with an unfailing knack for business. Tony Schwartz helped create that myth — and regrets it.” Those are the headlines in the New Yorker's latest issue, over an article called, "Donald Trump's Ghostwriter Tells All." Tony Schwartz broke a long silence to speak with Jane Mayer, who also interviewed him on the New Yorker Radio Hour.

Guests:
Jane Mayer, New Yorker (@JaneMayerNYer)

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